The Vitae Researcher Development Framework articulates the knowledge, behaviours and attributes that researchers develop during their doctorate.
This framework enables employers to consider a pool of experienced professionals, and the technical expertise and high level skills they can bring to an organisation. Check our new briefing for employers to see how using the Researcher Development Framework can benefit employers and employess.
"The Researcher Development Framework provides researchers with a tool to use to help identify their transferable skills, strengths and capabilities and how to develop them. All of which are relevant to a range of careers and extremely valued by employers."
Jackie Wilbraham, R&D Science Policy Director, Astrazeneca
The 'Employability lens on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework for careers outside of academia' highlights the transferable skills typically developed by researchers that are most frequently desired by employers.
"Employers who simply encourage researchers to apply on the same basis as other graduate recruits are not usually successful in recruiting doctoral graduates".
The employability lens can help employers to:
target researchers: matching business needs to the knowledge, behaviours and attributes that researchers can bring to an organisation
support the career development of researchers
Iidentify skills mismatch and gaps: compare the Vitae Researcher Development Framework to the organisation's competency framework structures